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Some Common Particles in Arabic (3) Posted by on Aug 30, 2018

In the previous two posts, you learned how some Arabic particles are used and what they mean. Given their functions in style, sentence transition, conciseness in speech and written language, and idiomatic usage, another post is yet again dedicated to these important words. Some of these words are called حَرُوف ‘particles’, and others are called…

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Where in the Arab world abortion is legal? (1) Posted by on Aug 29, 2018

Abortion الإجهاض  is often a hot topic and is quite controversial جدلي , particularly in Islamic countries and reserved societies المجتمعات المحافظة . Abortion is not a straightforward procedure إجراء in most countries of the world particularly in the Arab world. Arabic countries different in the extent to which they allow abortion to take place…

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Some Common Particles in Arabic (2) Posted by on Aug 28, 2018

In the previous post, you learned how some Arabic particles are used. This post continues with another set of particles explaining their possible meanings and how they are used. As seen with the first set, the meaning may be determined by the context in which they occur. They are mostly functional words that are not…

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Some Common Particles in Arabic (1) Posted by on Aug 26, 2018

Words in Arabic are classified into three parts of speech: a noun اِسْم, a verb فِعْل, and a particle حَرْف. Essentially, particles have no meaning by themselves, that is, they must be added to another word or be part of a context. They modify the meaning of other words, help with sentence transition (i.e. style)…

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The Arabic TV show: Tareeq ‘The path’ (4) Posted by on Aug 22, 2018

Welcome to the fourth part of this post where we are learning about the Arabic series: Tareeq (The path). It’s one of the most popular series in Ramadan 2018 and is starring عابد فهد  Aabed Fahed – a Syrian actor – and نادين نجيم  Nadine Njeim – A Lebanese actress. In this last final part…

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Arabic Number-gender Agreement and More Posted by on Aug 16, 2018

As stated in the previous post, the agreement between the gender of the noun and the number that qualifies it is confusingly difficult for native speakers and learners of Arabic alike. This is especially true with cardinal numbers الأَعْدَاد الأَصْلِيَّة. With other number types, the agreement is straightforward and always requires the addition of the…

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The Arabic TV show: Tareeq ‘The path’ (3) Posted by on Aug 15, 2018

To recap, we’re still – in the third part of this post – looking at the Lebanese series: Tareeq (the path). The two main stars in the series are عابد فهد  Aabed Fahed – a Syrian actor – and نادين نجيم  Nadine Njeim – A Lebanese actress. The series has been very popular in Ramadan…

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